AHBS Community Radio

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AHBS Community Radio
Broadcast area Ashford, Kent
Slogan "It's all about Ashford", "Ashford's Local"
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date 19 May 2011
Owner AHBS Community Radio Ltd
Website www.ahbs.org.uk

AHBS Community Radio is a community radio station serving the town of Ashford, Kent which launched on May 19, 2011.

The station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 107.1 FM. Because Ashford has an existing commercial station, AHBS Community Radio has not been permitted to take paid on-air advertising or sponsorship. The station is funded entirely by grants, donations and subscriptions.


The existing hospital station and studios are based at the William Harvey Hospital in Kennington. Other features are broadcast from Platform 5, an offsite studio near Ashford station.[1][2]


AHBS (Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service) has been broadcasting hospital radio to Ashford's hospitals since 1971.[3] AHBS applied for a licence to operate a community station for Ashford, and were granted the new community station licence by OFCOM in May 2009.[4]


  1. ^ "Webbo's World: Life at 50". Folkestone Herald. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Take part and help to fund local radio". Ashford Herald. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ AHBS Hospital Radio Archived September 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Three community radio licence awards: May 2009 Archived December 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 51°8′30″N 0°54′49″E / 51.14167°N 0.91361°E / 51.14167; 0.91361